Potty-mouth in defence of a terrorist. This is what we heard from Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party, at the recent Parliamentary press gallery dinner. After about a minute, she remarked glibly “here endeth the rant.” But it was another eight terrifying minutes later, after a rambling invocation of Freud’s theories of psycho-sexual development, that she finally stopped. Her concluding remark was a vulgar ejaculation to the effect that a murderer and terrorist, Omar Khadr, has “more class than the whole f---ing Cabinet.”
I wish I could say that this sort of behaviour is somehow aberrant: an uncharacteristic lowering of the ego-defences allowing the Left-wing Id to direct its normally-repressed aggression upon political enemies (to continue Miss May’s Freud talk). But this sort of outburst is all too typical of the Left.
It’s worth remembering that both Pierre and Justin Trudeau acted out by swearing at political opponents in the House of Commons. In a typically narcissistic effusion, Justin Trudeau later swore at a charity boxing event held in Gatineau. Bob Rae, a man whose political career has consisted of one colossal failure after another, has been known to lash out with extreme profanity on Twitter on the most frivolous of pretexts. Across the Atlantic in Britain, left-wing opponents of the Conservatives have taken to defacing public memorials with the phrase “f--- Tory Scum” -- a slogan which has been invoked many times since David Cameron first became Prime Minister.
But even if they don’t resort to out-and-out profanity, figures of the New Left don’t consider themselves above abuse and bullying. The bigotry of political correctness has never been used to protect supposedly marginalized groups, but rather to persecute the Left’s political enemies. This is why Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s recent response to criticism of the Ontario sex-ed curriculum was petty name-calling by branding critics “homophobic”.
This is especially weird, since resistance to a sex-ed curriculum written in part by a paedophile is definitely not an irrational prejudice. A similar example of childish bullying was that the main piece of ammunition in the Toronto Left’s anti-Rob Ford jihad was the claim that the ex-mayor was “fat”. Look at the comments attached to any political story on the CBC, the Huffington Post, or the Globe and Mail, and you’ll be face to face with some of the crudest anti-Conservative japing and mockery you will ever read.
But until Elizabeth May’s bizarre rant, the Canadian Left’s vulgarity had been mostly a matter of blowing off steam -- not a way of expressing solidarity with terrorists and degrading the highest decision-making body in Canada. Elizabeth May has brought us to a new low. This sort of thing must stop altogether, and we cannot allow Left-wing profanity to undermine Canadian politics any further.
A vulgar Hydro One employee was recently fired for abusing a female reporter in extremely offensive terms. Rob Ford was persecuted with inhuman ferocity for a handful of vulgar non-sequiturs. Why do we tolerate this very same behaviour from Left-wing politicians?
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